BBEdit 11.0 released, adds new features, easy import for TextWrangler users

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Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 13:32
Category: News, Software

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You love BBEdit.

And it just hit version 11.

Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit 11.0, a major upgrade to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 11 builds on an extensively modernized foundation with newly overhauled systems for Find Differences, Clippings, and syntax coloring; and it adds dozens of enhancements and new features.

The new Find Differences workflow provides a more efficient single-window presentation of results for both file and folder comparisons. A new sidebar for folder comparisons identifies
mismatched files and makes easy the process of copying files to bring two differing folders into harmony.

BBEdit’s Clippings system is now more flexible thanks to a reimagining of how clippings are managed and employed. An updated Clippings palette makes it easier to locate and apply specific clippings as
needed.

The internal syntax coloring mechanics have been overhauled, and now allow much greater flexibility in color choices for language support. Many factory-supported languages now sport additional color options, and BBEdit 11 also includes several tastefully constructed built-in color schemes.

This new version of BBEdit provides a number of new built-in commands and editing gestures to enhance everyday productivity. A new “Highlight instances of selected text” feature aids navigation; new commands are provided to support editing of of tabular text, as well as easier manipulation of entire lines of text.


Several extensions to BBEdit’s legendary search-and-replace system bring additional convenience and ease of use, including a new Extract command to directly gather matched text for immediate reuse.

For customers ready to take the step up from TextWrangler, BBEdit 11 will automatically import user preferences from an existing TextWrangler installation.

BBEdit 11 includes more than two hundred additions and refinements to this award-winning HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 11 retails for US$49.99, although owners of BBEdit 10 can upgrade for US$29.99, including customers who purchased BBEdit in the Mac App Store. Owners of BBEdit 9 or earlier can upgrade forĀ US$39.99 here.

Users who purchased BBEdit on or after May 1, 2014 is eligible to receive a free upgrade, while all eligible customers who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software will be notified automatically via email. Details can be found here or on the Bare Bones Software web site as needed.

New licenses and upgrades are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store

BBEdit 11.0 requires an Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.8.5 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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